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Student Body Asks Media to Leave Va. Tech

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Virginia Tech's student government has asked that all journalists leave campus by 5 a.m. tomorrow, according to a statement issued by a spokeswoman.

"Students in general will also be declining all requests and contact from the media," the statement says. "Please grant us your understanding as this decision was made by the students, with the intent to regain a sense of normalcy as we prepare to move forward as an academic institution and as a community in the healing process."

The school will observe a moment of silence at 9:45 a.m. as students return to class, university officials announced.

-- Ernesto LondoƱo

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